I have been an advocate for maternal and child health since my first pregnancy in 2005. I served on the Board of Lifecycle Womencare for three years and have been an active member of their community for 12 years, supporting other mothers and families in a number of ways. I have a masters degree in Public Health from Drexel University and am pursuing certification as a postpartum doula with CAPPA and I am an official Our Baby Class mentor. I am also certified by the Red Cross in CPR and First Aid and have a certificate in Mental Health First Aid. I have all the legal clearances required by Pennsylvania to work with children and youth.
I have seen motherhood from a lot of angles over the last 12 years. I have been a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a married mom, a single mom, a co-parent, a pregnant grad school student mothering a preschooler, and so many other types of mom. I have organized new parent groups and was an active participant in a breastfeeding support group for a couple years where I mentored moms who came into the group. The one thing I know for sure is that motherhood is not for wimps. Motherhood takes so much from us. Motherhood gives gifts and rewards beyond our wildest imaginings. And lots of dishes and laundry!! More than you can think is even possible.
I am learning how to bring somatics practices and storytelling into my work. After two decades of informal yoga education and practice, I will begin an intensive yoga teacher training in early 2019. My hope is to develop educational and supportive workshops for families that include stories, somatics, yoga, and other contemplative practices. Stay tuned for more details in 2019….